Hurricanes among biggest risers in AP rankings and Amway Coaches Poll. CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Following a dominant 41-8 win over Notre Dame to remain undefeated, the Miami Hurricanes ascended to their highest poll position since 2003 when they were ranked No. 2 in both the Associated Press poll and Amway Coaches Poll released Sunday.
Miami (9-0, 6-0 ACC) climbed five spots from No. 7 to No. 2 in the AP rankings, marking its highest position in that poll this season and matching its highest since the Oct. 26, 2003 AP poll (also No. 2). The Hurricanes climbed four spots from No. 6 to No. 2 in the Amway Coaches Poll, their highest since the same Oct. 26, 2003 poll (No. 2).
The Hurricanes, who are ranked in the top 10 of both polls for the fifth straight week, entered the season ranked in both preseason polls for the first time since 2010.
In their two seasons under the direction of head coach Mark Richt, the Hurricanes have been ranked in the top 10 of both polls in both seasons; in Week 6 of 2016, Miami was ranked No. 10 in both the Associated Press poll and Amway Coaches Poll.
Miami closes a three-game homestand with a matchup against Virginia (6-4, 3-3 ACC) on Nov. 18. Kickoff for Miami’s Senior Day matchup is set for 12 p.m. on ABC from Hard Rock Stadium.